The 2009 Sustainable Transport Award nominees have been announced:
- Beijing, China
- Istanbul, Turkey
- Mexico City, Mexico
- Milan, Italy
- New York City, United States
The first two blocks of Mercaderes, one of the main shopping streets in downtown Arequipa, Peru, was unveiled as a pedestrian path on Dec. 5, the first step towards making the city a more people-friendly place to live.
A city proposal to reorganize transport routes and switch vehicles to compressed natural gas in Arequipa, Peru is open for public review as of Dec. 3.
EMBARQ debuted a fresh look on December 10 with the launch of its new website, EMBARQ.org.
The Indian government renewed its commitment to bus rapid transit and other modes of public transport at the 2008 Urban Mobility India conference held in New Delhi from Dec. 3-5.
EMBARQ's push into the Andean region made significant progress in November after the Municipality of Arequipa, Peru secured $968,000 USD in non-refundable technical assistance for a sustainable transport project to revitalize its historic downtown.
Centro de Transporte Sustentável Brasil helped to promote bicycling in the city of Porto Alegre last month by organizing meetings between municipal authorities and Dutch cycling expert Jaap Rijnsburger.
Luiz Fernando Záchia, state deputy of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, visited the World Resources Institute headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 10.
The Centro de Transporte Sustentable México conducted a workshop last month about the future of transport and planning in Cancún, located in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula.
An event on Bus Rapid Transit, safety and security, and climate change
This year EMBARQ, the World Bank, CAI-Asia, CAI-Latin America, and the Asian Development Bank will host Transforming Transportation, a multi-day event featuring transport and planning experts from around the world. This year's event focuses on three topics: Bus Rapid Transit, safety and security, and climate change.
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